Native Studies PhD Primary Reading List


PRIMARY READINGS LIST(passed by UMNATV Grad Committee as of June 2018 Note: an electronic list is available from your advisor.)
1. Acoose, Janice. Iskwewak: Neither Indian Princesses nor Easy Squaws. Toronto: Women’s P, 1995.
2. Adams, Howard. Prison of Grass: Canada from the Native Point of View. Toronto: General Publishing, 1975.
3. Alfred, Gerald R. Peace, Power, and Righteousness: an Indigenous Manifesto. Don Mills: Oxford UP, 1999.
4. Andersen, Chris. Metis: Race, Recognition, and the Struggle for Indigenous Peoplehood. Vancouver: UBC Press. 2014.
5. Anderson, Kim. Life Stages and Native Women: Memory, Teachings, and Story Medicine. Winnipeg: U of Manitoba P, 2011.
6. Asch, Michael. On Being Here to Stay: Treaties and Aboriginal Rights in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2014.
7. Aupilaarjuk, Mariano, Marie Tulimaaq, Akisu Joamie, Emile Imaruittuq, and Lucassie Nutaraaluk. Inuit Laws. Edited by Jarich Oosten et al. Iqaluit: Nunavut Arctic College, 2017.
8. Basso, Keith H. Wisdom sits in places: Landscape and language among the Western Apache. U of New Mexico P, 1996.
9. Battiste, Marie and James Youngblood Henderson. Protecting Indigenous Knowledge and Heritage. Saskatoon: Purich, 2000.
10. Berger, Thomas R. Northern Frontier, Northern Homeland: Report of the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry (2 Vols.). Ottawa: Minister of Supply and Services Canada, 1977.
11. Blaut, J. M. The Colonizer's Model of the World: Geographical Diffusionism and Eurocentric History. New York: The Guilford P, 1993.
12. Borrows, John. Recovering Canada: the Resurgence of Indigenous Law. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2002.  
13. Borrows, John and Michael Coyle, eds. The Right Relationship: Reimagining the implementation of historical treaties. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2017.
14. Brant, Beth. Writing as Witness. Toronto: Women’s P, 1994.
15. Brown, Jennifer S. H. Strangers in Blood: Fur Trade Company Families in Indian Country. Vancouver: UBC P, 1980.
16. Byrd, Jodi. The Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 2011.
17. Cardinal, Harold. The Unjust Society: The Tragedy of Canada's Indians. Edmonton: M. G. Hurtig Ltd., 1969.
18. Carter, Sarah. Lost Harvests: Prairie Indian Reserve Farmers and Government Policy. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s UP, 1990.
19. Coulthard, Glen. Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2014.
20. Cox, James and Daniel Heath Justice, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature. Don Mills: Oxford UP, 2014.
21. Craft, Aimee. Breathing Life into the Stone Fort Treaty: An Anishinaabe Understanding of Treaty One. Saskatoon: Purich Publishing, 2013.
22. Cruikshank, Julie, Angela Sidney, Kitty Smith, and Annie Ned. Life Lived Like a Story: Life Stories of Three Yukon Native Elders. Vancouver: UBC P, 1990.
23. Culleton, Beatrice. In Search of April Raintree. Portage and Main P, 1999.
24. Davis, Lynne, ed. Alliances: Re/Envisioning Indigenous-non-Indigenous Relationships. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010.
25. Deloria, Vine. Custer Died for Your Sins. 1969. Norman: U of Oklahoma P, 1988.
26. Devine, Heather. The People Who Own Themselves: Aboriginal Ethnogenesis in a Canadian Family, 1660-1900. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2013.
27. Driskill, Qwo-Li et al, eds. Queer Indigenous Studies: Critical Interventions in Theory, Politics, Literature. Tucson: University of Arizona P, 43-65.
28. Eigenbrod, Renate. Travelling Knowledges: Position in the Im/Migrant Reader of Aboriginal Literatures in Canada. Winnipeg: U of Manitoba P, 2005.
29. Fanon, Frantz. The Wretched of the Earth. New York: Grove Books, 1963.
30. Francis, Daniel. The Imaginary Indian: The Image of the Indian in Canadian Culture. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp P, 1992.
31. Green, Joyce, ed. Making Space for Indigenous Feminism, 2nd ed. Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing, 2017.
32. Henderson, Sakej James. Indigenous Diplomacy and the Rights of Peoples: Achieving UN Recognition. Purich Publishing, 2008
33. Highway, Tomson. The Rez Sisters: a play in two acts.  Saskatoon: Fifth House, 1988.
34. Hulan, Renee and Renate Eigenbrod (eds.). Aboriginal Oral Traditions: theory, practice, ethics. Halifax: Fernwood Books, 2008.
35. Innes, Robert Alexander, and Kim Anderson, eds. Indigenous Men and Masculinities: Legacies, Identities, Regeneration. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2015.
36. Johnston, Basil. Ojibway Heritage. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 1976.
37. Kimmerer, Robin Wall. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants. Minneapolis: Milkweed Traditions. 2013.
38. The Kino-nda-niimi Collective. The Winter We Danced: Voices from the Past, the Future, and the Idle No More Movement. Winnipeg: ARP Books, 2014.
39. King, Thomas. The Truth About Stories. Toronto: Anansi Press, 2003.
40. ———. The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America. Toronto: Doubleday, 2012.
41. Kovach, Margaret. Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics, Conversations and Contexts. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2009.
42. Kulchyski, Peter. Like the Sound of a Drum: Aboriginal Cultural Politics in Denendeh and Nunavut. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2005.
43. LaRocque, Emma. When the Other Is Me: Native Resistance Discourse 1850-1990. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2010.
44. Lawrence, Bonita. “Real” Indians and Others: Mixed-Blood Urban Native Peoples and Indigenous Nationhood. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2004.
45. Maracle, Lee. I Am Woman. Vancouver: Press Gang, 1996.
46. Memmi, Albert. The Colonizer and the Colonized. Boston: Beacon Press, 1965.
47. Miller, Cary. Ogimaag: Anishinaabeg Leadership, 1760–1845. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2010.
48. Million, Dian. Therapeutic Nations: Healing in an Age of Indigenous Human Rights. Tucson: U of Arizona P, 2013.
49. Milloy, John S. A National Crime: The Canadian Government and the Residential School System - 1879 to 1986. Winnipeg: U of Manitoba P, 2017.
50. Mitiarjuk, Salome. Sanaaq: An Inuit Novel.  Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2013.
51. Monture-Angus, Patricia. Thunder in my Soul. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, 1995.
52. Monture, Patricia and Patricia D. McGuire, eds. First Voices: An Aboriginal Women's Reader. Toronto: Inanna Publications, 2009.
53. Moses, Daniel David et al. An Anthology of Canadian Native Literature in English. 4th ed. Don Mills: Oxford UP, 2013.
54. Nemiroff, Diane, Charlotte Townsend Gault and Robert Houle, eds. Land, Spirit, Power: First Nations at the National Gallery of Canada. 1992.
55. Peterson, Jacqueline and Jennifer Brown, eds. The “New Peoples”: Being and Becoming Métis in North America. Winnipeg: U of Manitoba P, 1985.
56. Regan, Paulette. Unsettling the Settler Within: Indian Residential Schools, Truth Telling and Reconciliation in Canada. Vancouver: UBC P, 2010.
57. Ridington, Robin. Trail to Heaven: Knowledge and Narrative in a Northern Native Community. Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre, 1988.
58. Root, Deborah. Cannibal Culture: Art, Appropriation and the Commodification of Difference. Boulder: Westview Press, 1996.
59. Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. Final Report. 5 vols. Ottawa: Government of Canada, 1992.
60. Said, Edward W. Orientalism. New York: Vintage Books, 1978.
61. Simpson, Audra. Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life Across the Borders of Settler States. Durham: Duke UP, 2014.
62. Simpson, Leanne. Dancing on our Turtle’s Back: Stories of Nishnaabeg Re-Creation, Resurgence, and a New Emergence. Winnipeg: Arbeiter Ring Press, 2011.
63. ———. As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom Through Radical Resistance. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017.
64. Smith, Linda Tuhiwai. Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples. London & New York: Zed Books, 1999.
65. St-Onge, Nicole, et al, eds. Contours of a People: Metis Family, Mobility, and History. Norman: U of Oklahoma P, 2012.
66. Suzack, Cheryl et al., eds. Indigenous Women and Feminism: Politics, Activism, Culture. Vancouver: UBC P, 2010.
67. Tester, Frank, and Peter Kulchyski. Tammarniit (Mistakes): Inuit Relocation in the Eastern Arctic 1939-63. Vancouver: UBC Press, 1994.
68. Van Kirk, Sylvia. "Many Tender Ties": Women in Fur-Trade Society, 1670-1870. Winnipeg: Watson and Dwyer, 1980.
69. Vizenor, Gerald. Manifest Manners: Narratives on Postindian Survivance. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 1999.
70. Wuttunee, Wanda. Living Rhythms: Lessons in Aboriginal Economic Resilience and Vision. Kingston and Montreal: McGill-Queen’s UP, 2004.